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CNN
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
workers and volunteers who would conduct the first multiracial elections in south africa. he was authentic. he was a giant. you know, when you were around him, you felt very special. he was joyful. he had a sense of humor, but there was this dignity about him, this strength about him. i will always remember his grace and his courage. >> and to donna's point, john, i want to bring you in. she talks about him being a giant. .headlines, these are one of the days you are looking at the headlines. "usa today" saying the death of a giant. you were there when nelson mandela was inaugurated in 1994. you've also covered many world events but you will never forget that moment. why? >> professionally it was the most powerful thing i've ever seen in my life. i say professionally because i carve out a special spot for my children. if you think of the day of inauguration, u.s. vice president al gore led the delegation. the ceremony was outside in what they call the union building, parliament building. it was the most dramatic, powerful moment of south african military brass, white generals in
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
elections from april. >>> the police department picking up pointers from usa today. according to usa today one in four are using a tactic known as tower dunk. >> that means they are tracking the ident and activity of thousands of cell phones, and at least two dozen are using a stingray, a mobile suitcase device used as a fake cell phone device to intercept calls. >>> safety improvements are coming to the railroad in the weak of last week's derail. . the new system will warn engineers of approaching speed reductions and will automatically apply an emergency brake in the speed is not lowered. >>> autopsy results are due in the death of a 16-year-old boy. officials now say first responders used every means possible to try and revive that boy. he went into cardiac arrest. the boy reportedly had an underlying medical condition. his family says he was clear to fly. >>> billy joel and shirley mcclain among those celebrated at kennedy honors. santana and opera serng marty no royo rounded out this lest of honorees. president obama said they are the not only the best of the best but they have
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
. -- politicalen doctor. >> we are all looking at the mid-term elections six months before. the results will be baked in the cake pretty sufficiently. if the screwup continues, democrats get hurt. if this is looking in the mirror like some republicans try to exploit, maybe it has a political punch for us today. >> don't think it doesn't work in washington. they made problems with dealing with spending in the upcoming budget talks. you know wednesday deadline, when are we going to do it? our super committee conference of great friends. this is a reason to ignore all of it. you never hear. >> except it's coming. except, you know. >> september 15th. >> that's the next big date. the teams are meeting. we have that super committee fail. we could have part two. >> don't call at this time super committee. it didn't work out last i'm in. >> super fail committee. >> thank you, nice to see you. >> let's look at the headlines. good morning to you. federal veshts are looking into what caused sunday's train derail. in new york. which means live aerial pictures from the scene. crews are busy
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
going to win. >> in the miamiry. >> maybe not in the primary in certain places. >> one more election will break the fever of partisanship and get things done when you give my team unified control. >> we can fix it all if we have everything. >> we have a shutdown looming, folks. let's not forget that. we have a deadline, otherwise we're going through all of this again. >> bah humbug, john. >> the voters usually end up coming to the right place. that's what usually saves it. it's usually the people that wind up turning these things around. you'll see it. >> thanks. great to see you. >> john avlon. we should get a picture of john's head on the grinch. >> i'm the grinch? >> no. >> i'll give you martha may. >> michaela. >>> let's take a look at the headlines. our headlines start with a live look at the scene of sunday's deadly train derailment in new york. you can see the train cars have been removed, crews are working to piece the track back together now. we have learned that the train was going 82 miles an hour as it came off the tracks. almost three times the 30 mile-an-hour limit for
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
in america who's worked harder for his re-election or supported this bill or went out of his way to explain the bill to the american people more than i did. >> reporter: former president clinton smoothing over lingering tension from this. >> the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they've got. >> reporter: when he publicly urged obama last month to keep his promise about his health care law. for clinton, the issue hits close to home. >> i have a lot at stake here personally in the work i have done for health care and the work i've tried to support, the support i tried to give the president and hillary does, too. we've been working on this health care thing for 20 years. >> reporter: today president obama will be focusing on young people, as i said, he'll deliver remarks at a youth summit on the affordable care act. chris and kate, young people are very key to this whole program working. they are healthier, so they're less expensive to care for. it's key to have them in there so they can offset older, less healthy,
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 3:00am PST
the country together, to have a peaceful election and to have an administration where he delivered on his promises with no recrimination. other politicians hold that in awe of his personal strength and political abilities. and so, yes, i remember at the beginning i was at the mandela inauguration. you had the same scene, fidel castro in pretty good health. i remember walking by him in the hall that day. you had gadhafi. they were all at once at the inauguration and there they are today. it is the singular power of a unique figure in history. this does not happen. look at this scene. there have been many great leaders in history from all around the world. this just does not happen. you are in the middle of a rare and unique event because of the power of the power, the singular power, of this man. >> and also i think it's another musical interlude going on now here at the memorial. we are looking obviously at former bush, below him, former president clinton, and former president clinton joined by hillary, the former secretary of state, and daughter chelsea. they're here, former presi
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
into a midterm does that indicate this could be a tough issue for some democrats in tough re-election battles. >> it could. this is not an issue swing voters are necessarily focused on. this is about the democratic base, social justice, issues that rile up the base. to some extent, i think the president is trying to get enthusiasm from his base. you have today and the last couple of weeks protests around the cover over the issue of minimum wage and fast food. >> timely. >> this is timely, cutting edge, coupled with a push to raise the minimum wage which appears to the base. there are political risks for the president. he's framing this as a moral issue. you have a fascinating dynamic. the super rich and the middle class, stock market all-time but poverty also at an all-time high. >> the united states still manufacturers more than any other country in the world, something that people lose site of because of what's happened with china. it's easy to say raise the minimum wage. another thing to get it done politically. >> yes. >> isn't the real challenge finding ways to get higher paying
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am PST
importance was when we all voted in those first democratic elections in 1994, voted in nelson mandela. this is a national event that i think people will be moved for. people want to be here. they are bringing their children to be part of the celebration of his life. >> what a memory they are all making taking for those kids. thank you so much for letting us know what's going on there. >> national and international moment for people around the world who will be traveling to south africa. there is a sheriff in south carolina. he's refusing to lower the american flag to honor nelson mandela. >> president obama ordered the flags be lowered to half-staff until sunset tomorrow. pickens county sheriff rick clark says he doesn't think it's right. >> to show a sign of respect for what nelson mandela has done, i have no problem with them lowering it in south africa, in their country. in our country, it should be the people who sacrifice for our country. >> it is rare for the president to order flags at half-staff. george bush did it for pope john paul in 2005. bill clinton did it for former prime min
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